Mellon-Keiter Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian Art
Department of Russian
Amherst's Robert E. Keiter 1957 Fund for Postdoctoral Fellows, with matching funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports exceptionally promising young scholars for two years of half-time teaching (one course each semester) and half-time research at the College. As part of the Keiter Fellowship program, Amherst will appoint a postdoctoral fellow as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian Art for the academic years 2014-16. This Keiter Postdoctoral Fellowship is a full-time salaried appointment that is open only to those who will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 2014 and who have not already held a regular faculty appointment.
We invite applications from candidates whose work concerns Russian art history and visual culture in Russia. The ideal candidate will have both training in art history and broad knowledge of Russian language and culture. The Fellow will teach courses in English in the context of the Russian Department's curriculum. For both teaching and research, the Fellow should expect to draw on the Whitney Collection of Russian Art at Amherst's Mead Art Museum and the collection of artists' books at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture.
Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (to include a description of courses taught), one writing sample not to exceed thirty pages and one sample syllabus for a course appropriate for our department. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by email attachment to Elizabeth Damon, Academic Department Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.